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Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
day. we'll see what will happen with the fiscal cliff because if we go off the cliff, $1.2 trillion in spending cuts could go into effect. if there's one part of the fiscal cliff that everybody agrees on, it's trying it to avoid this. it's an interesting day in the markets. we're going to see how the markets open on wednesday. if there's a fiscal cliff deal, you could see the markets rally. and on tuesday john boehner, the 113th congress is sworn in and john boehner is expected to be elected to his second term as house speaker by a vote in the house. we'll see if everyone plays nice in the sandbox and work together to solve the country's problems in 2013. if you're sitting down to breakfast, this bowl of cereal, that milk can get more expensive if a fiscal cliff deal is not reached. that gallon of milk might cost as much as $7. cnn's candy crowley spoke with secretary of agriculture tom vilsack. $7 milk? this is known as the dairy cliff, right? >> yes, it is. we've been so focused on other kinds of cliffs, but, in fact, because there is no farm bill, they revert back to some laws that were enacted in the
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
an eye on this morning -- the top story this morning, that looming fiscal cliff. three days left for congress and the president to reach a deal and avoid billions in tax increases and spending cuts. earlier i spoke with former fdic chairman sheilah bear. she gave her predictions on what a deal might look like. >> i do think actually they're going to get a deal. but i think it will be more along the lines of kicking the can down the road. i don't think from this point that we'll get meaningful deficit reduction. certainly not meaningful tax reform. i do think that there will be perhaps a permanent extension of the lower tax rates for those making at least under $500,000. the payroll tax cut on the other hand will go away, i think. it's highly likely. that is going to impact a lot of workers. >> bair also took on the credit sthamp increasing the -- criticism that increasing the tax on capital gains. >> this is an aberration in the tax code. it is grossly unfair. you look at if they raise, say they raise tax rates, the top tax rate to 39.6% for those making more than $500,000, that's going to mean that small businesses, a lot of small businesses are going to be paying that nearly 40% margin
Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
benefits. the unemployment benefits actually run out today. that fiscal cliff we've already reached. that is going to be in this starting point deal. now, things we're less clear on. for example, the budget cuts that are impending for most of government, and also the debt ceiling. those are two items that we think may not be in a deal. may be kicked down the road. either those budget cuts will hit and will last, or there will be a different fix later. that's where things seem to be right now, but those are a little bit more up in the air. >> lisa, does that extension for tax cuts for everyone over $250,000, is that for households or for individuals? >> that $250,000 is for individuals. >> okay, okay. i see. so how long do lawmakers have to make a deal at this point? >> right. i just want to make sure we're clear. they want to extend the tax cuts for people whose family income is under $250,000. so people making above that would see their taxes increase under that potential deal. so how long do they have? well, until the very last minute, and maybe even beyond. the truth is, this deadline has always been seen at january 1st. monday night, december 31st, but they can actually keep going, because jan
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